WHERE THE WORLD OF CME WILL BE MEETING

 

The fifth annual Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) conference will be held in New York City, June 25-27 2000, to explore "Changes in CME around the World." This event should not be missed.

The 2 -day meeting promises to provide a number of discussions and presentations on how organizations can benefit by learning more about worldwide trends in Continuing Medical Education (CME).

"Formal structures for accrediting CME are expanding rapidly in Europe and Latin America," says Lewis A. Miller, GAME president. "Medical schools, medical societies, communication companies, and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry will all be impacted as a result. Our conference is one way to keep up and make contacts with key people internationally."

Keynote address Where in the world is CME: Funding, Technology and Trends is by Richard K. Goodstein, MD, Vice President of Scientific Relations, Bayer Corporation. Panel discussion sessions will include topics such as Around the world of CME, Pharma Funding of CME and The Technology behind Need to Know CME Delivery. Registration is $295 for GAME members, and $445 for non-members.

"We have worked extremely hard this year to attract an expert and world-renowned faculty representing six countries," states Mark Connors, GAME Program Chair, Medical Support Systems president. "The recommendations by our Board of Directors were drawn from their many years of experience in the CME industry, as well as suggestions from former attendees. We look forward to an exciting and informative meeting."

Panelists for the sessions are as international as the topics, coming from Latin America, Europe, UK, and Asia. Confirmed as of this date: Alex Ramos, Head of CME Department, Collegi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona, Spain; Dennis Wentz of the American Medical Association (USA and Canada); Al Lever, CEO American College of Chest Physicians; Pedro Vera, Intersistemas, Latin America.

GAME was established in 1995 to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among non-profit and for-profit organizations involved internationally in the development and marketing of CME and health education programs. As the name suggests, the membership of GAME is truly international with members representing 12 countries around the world.

Advantages of membership include: sharing market experiences in the continuing globalization of physician and consumer health education, opportunities to meet potential partners in both educational and business development, and participation in conferences and web forums discussing new trends around the world and their affect on your business.

More information on GAME, including membership application and conference program, is available online: game-cme.org.

For further information, contact: Frederic S. Wilson, 513-622-5456, or .